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Angelina Jolie's Powerful Speech On What Women Really Need From Men

Zeba Blay
2015-06-22

Her speech focused on the need for the global community to address the violence and human rights violations that impact women and girls around the world

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Adopting resolution, UN creates International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict

2015-06-22

The United Nations General Assembly approved by consensus a new resolution to commemorate 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Friends help eighth-grade Syrian girl escape arranged marriage to 22-year-old man

Stephanie Parker
2015-06-16

In accordance with her culture’s custom of child marriage, this eighth grade Syrian student was betrothed to a 22-year-old man, a refugee like herself

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Angelia Jolie speaks about rape as a weapon of warfare

2015-06-16

Appearing at an African Union summit in South Africa, actress Angelina Jolie, who is also a United Nations special envoy on refugee issues, spoke about rape..

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African campaigners urge end to "scandal" of child marriage in a generation

Emma Batha
2015-06-16

Globally 15 million girls are married off every year - the equivalent of the population of Zimbabwe or Mali - sometimes in exchange for a dowry or "bride price"

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Women on Facebook are changing their profile pictures to yellow faces

2015-06-12

Women in Iceland are using coloured drawings on social media to show their support against sexual violence to women and girls

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United Nations peacekeepers commonly pay for sex - U.N. study

Michelle Nichols
2015-06-12

The OIOS draft said 480 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse had been made between 2008 and 2013, of which one-third involved children

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Ni Una Menos – The Cry Against ‘Femicides’ Finally Heard in Argentina

by Fabiana Frayssinet (Buenos Aires)
2015-06-09

In the wake of the massive response to their call to protest violence against women in Argentina, the organisers of this week's demonstrations are starting to plan the steps to be taken to get results for their demand "Ni Una Menos" (not one less), taking advantage of the strength in numbers shown to obtain political support for public policies aimed at protecting women.

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Peruvian women haunted by forced sterilisation seek state apology

Anastasia Moloney
2015-06-04

Some 350,000 women and 25,000 men were sterilised as part of the mid-1990s programme, pushed through by former president Alberto Fujimori

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